The opera lover's essential guide
Opera Now captures the drama, colour and vitality of one of the most powerful of all the performing arts. In our issues, we showcase the creative spirit of opera, both on stage and behind the scenes, with profiles of opera companies, singers, directors and designers. Our in-depth features reflect how diverse cultural elements have influenced opera, including travel, history, literature, art, architecture, politics and philosophy.
Our lively reviews and opinion pages are a platform for writers and critics drawn from all over the world. Our aim is to inspire our opera-loving readers to broaden their knowledge and deepen their passion for this fascinating and stimulating artform.
In this special 30th anniversary edition, legendary tenor José Carreras embarks on his farewell world tour; Opéra Royal in Versailles awakens after its 200-year slumber; Paris Opera marks its 350th year; and we turn the clock back to 1989 and look at the world as it was when Opera Now was launched.
Plus, Renée Fleming on singing the soundtrack for Bel Canto; Grange Park Opera’s hidden haunts; how the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld bought his imitable sense of style to the world of opera; British bass Brindley Sherratt discusses the role of John Claggart, the evil Master-at-Arms in Billy Budd; Pierre Audi turns his hand to the Aix-en-Provence Festival; Luxembourg’s Grand Théâtre; and women take charge at this year’s Nevill Holt Opera Festival.